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Q. Dear Umbra,
I am currently in college majoring in computer science and am preparing to tackle all the higher math classes my major requires (algebra, calculus, etc.). But there's a problem. When I started this major three years ago, I was really into this, but now I am considering a new major -- but I'm not sure what exactly it should be. I truly enjoy working in gardens and agriculture, yet am not sure what kind of majors are out there that pertain to this particular field. What would you suggest/recommend?
A. Dearest Roger,
A few weeks back, I reassured a worried father that his son should stick with his engineering major because it would lead to lucrative opportunities in his field. Today, I am going to counsel you to stick with your major as well -- and then go work in a field. Field, field. Get it? Yes, I do have an advanced degree in hilarious wordplay.
Your anxiety is not uncommon. You have put three years into a computer science major, you have presumably one year to go, and suddenly you find yourself wondering: Have I made the right choice? Or have I destined myself to a lifetime of soulless jobs and stunted ambitions? It probably feels like you’ve reached an all-or-nothing moment, where you must lock yourself in to the ride known as The Rest of Your Life. But things can change at any time. That’s what makes the ride so darn interesting.